Marshall McLuhan Lecture

Marshall McLuhan Lecture: Thursday 31/1, 19:00 @ Embassy of Canada
Marshall McLuhan Lecture: Thursday 31/1, 19:00 @ Embassy of Canada
As the introductory "transmediale Marshall McLuhan" lecturer, Canadian architecture historian and critical theorist Alberto Pérez-Gómez proposes a philosophical reflection on the connections between beauty and justice, ethics and poetics, in artistic practices that construct the collective spaces where we recognize ourselves with Others. This reflection is urgent in view of our complex political environment, and the prevailing obsession with digital tools whose uncritical use often ignores issues of cultural content grounded in meditative thinking.

Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez is Saidye Bronfman Professor of Architectural History at McGill University, Montreal, Canada where he chairs the History and Theory division, and is Director of Post-Professional Programs. His book Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science (MIT Press, 1983) won the Hitchcock Award in 1984. Later books include the erotic narrative theory Polyphilo or The Dark Forest Revisited (1992) that retells the love story of the fifteenth century treatise Hypnerotomachia Poliphili in late twentieth-century terms, Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge (1997), which traces the history and theory of modern European architectural representation, and most recently, Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetics (2006).

In collaboration with the Embassy of Canada in Berlin, "The transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture" will highlight a unique Canadian cultural figure whose work and vision broadens Marshall McLuhan's timeless perspective of media and technology into the mind, body and soul of contemporary culture and society.

Canada Room, Embassy of Canada
Thursday January 31, 19:00 H

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